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Reasons For Endometrial Biopsy
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
At what mm of uterine lining would a doctor order a uterine biopsy? Premenopausal, recent diagnosis breast cancer with periods stopped for 3 months.
Depends: If a woman over the age of 40 comes in with abnormal bleeding or any abnormality of the uterine lining, then they deserve an endometrial biopsy. Breast cancer is often treated with tamoxifen which is associated with pre-cancerous and cancerous changes in the uterus. It sounds like they must have good reason to recommend this test. ...Read more
How accurate is an office hysteroscopy endometrial biopsy &polypectomy in showing cancer or hyperplasia?
Post menopausal. Have 9mm thickened uterine lining that biopsy said is benign. No bleeding. Is hysterectomy a radical treatment for this condition?
Yes: An incidental finding of a slightly thickened uterine lining is not a major emergency. It sounds like your doctor has carefully evaluated you and not found a problem. Unless there is more to the story that I don't know, a hysterectomy seems like a bit of an overkill--like cutting a tomato with a chain-saw when a paring knife would do. Best wishes! ...Read more
If it is unexplained.: If the cause of abnormal bleeding cannot be explained, especially in women over 40, and definitely in all postmenopausal women, an endometrial biopsy should be done to rule out a cancer of the uterus. An endometrial biopsy will take a sampling of cells from inside the uterine cavity that can be sent to a pathologist to look for abnormal cells or hormone imbalances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause continued spotting 6 days after uterine biopsy? Biopsy was done in preparation for uterine ablation for menorrhagia. Should i worry?
Possible Endometrial cancer. Endometrial biopsy normal. Hysteroscopy D&C recommended because lining is 15. What is this suspect of?
Endometrial polyp: If the biopsy was negative, chances are minimal that you have cancer. Most likely, you have a polyp causing the thickened endometrium. The hysteroscopy and D&C will show what is definately going on and allow removal of the tissue. It will also confirm the biopsy results, likely showing no cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the treatment options for postmenopausal bleeding? I had a biopsy and ultrasound. No cancer but uterine walls are thicker than gyn likes.
Yes since cervix: If you have a cervix then there is risk of cervical cancer. While this risk declines with age there are new recommendations for how often you should have a pap, and for women over 30 an additional test on same sample for hi risk hpv (human papillomavirus) that causes most cervical cancers. Here's link: http://www.Womenshealthfremont.Com/newsdesk/news/longer-intervals-recommended-for-pap-smears. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
In situ Ca: Pap smears define the presence of cells that have been curetted or shed from the cervix. The test which is about 60% accurate defines early malignancy where there is no cervical bleeding or lesion seen on colposcopy. Abnormal cells require biopsy to see if in situ cervix ca is developing. ...Read more
If had endometrial biopsy w/ office hysteroscopy for thick lining path came back normal been on progesterone for 7 months could be cancer now?
Pap smear impression-mild inflammatory smear, negative for intra epithelial lesion or malignancy. Adv cx biopsy to rule out chronic cervicitis. Pl adv?
Mammogram shows macro calcifications but ultrasound is normal. Have a family history of bc and uterine cancer. Is biopsy needed for further evaluation?
Mutiple hysteroscopy w/ d&c for recurring endometrial benign polys now have cin 1 tiny lesion which was removed unreasonable to ask for hysterectomy?
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